Ellen DeGeneres Buys $8.5 Million Beverly Hills Mid Century Modern Ranch

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi are headed back to the 90210—specifically to a 4,614 square foot mid-century modern home built in 1961 and designed by the architect Robert Skinner, Dirt reports. DeGeneres paid $8.5 million for the stunning property that was featured in Taschen’s Modernism Rediscovered, a chronicle of California architecture of the ‘50s and ‘60s.

The home’s previous owners restored the property with architect John Bertram and interior designer Sarah Shetter, leaving it with custom Douglas fir cabinetry, museum-quality lighting, and redwood tongue and groove siding both inside and outside, among other details that complement the home’s original design. The primary bedroom features a retro freestanding fireplace, outdoor access, and an ensuite bathroom with a soaking tub.

The main bedroom features large windows and a freestanding fireplace.

Photo: Adrian Anz / Courtesy of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass

The five bedroom, six bathroom ranch home’s excess of wood accents and floor-to-ceiling windows puts it in perfect harmony with the surrounding gardens. The partially covered outdoor dining area, pool, and adjacent wet bar allow another opportunity to take in the beautiful natural elements of the property, which were designed by Elysian Landscapes. Located in Hidden Valley Estates, a gated community that many stars including Adele and Nicole Kidman call home, the couple will enjoy much needed privacy should they choose to make the place their main residence, further compounded by the home’s surrounding wall-height fencing that guards a courtyard outside of the front door.

The kitchen.

Photo: Adrian Anz / Courtesy of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass

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DeGeneres and de Rossi have had quite the year for home buying and selling, including the purchase of three different Montecito homes (one of which they purchased for the second time) and selling their Beverly Hills property. There’s no denying that the couple are quite prolific in the real estate realm—in fact, DeGeneres even owned the home right next door to the Skinner house from 2001 to 2003.

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